Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
6,073
Students Applied
54%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
148
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 15, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other
Early Decision II
January 15, 2019 March 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$55
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
2%
Out-Of-State Students
96%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
31
31%
Submitting ACT
62%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
650
Reading
25th
570
75th
670
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
28%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: cua-admissions@cua.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-673-2772
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Take advantage of overnight opportunities as well as the chance to sit in on a lecture - it'll give you a glimpse of what you can expect academically and socially, and you'll get to meet students who have at least a little bit of university life under their belts.
Visit the Basilica - seriously, the largest Catholic church in the Western hemisphere. Even if you aren't Catholic, there's a lot of beautiful art and architecture to be seen.
Also, don't be afraid if you're not Catholic - a lot of the student body isn't, and nobody is going to force you to believe something you don't.
Becca
Unless you're rich; become eligible for financial aid and any other scholarships; it is essential that you have a well thought out plan to finance your way through college. Upon studies, go to office hours if needed, take advantage of ALL resources and centers for help -- the professors will even recommend these options..so take note.
Tye
Apply for the honors program. It is beneficial both academically and socially.
Emma from Lexington, KY
Get involved!
I know that is what everyone, literally everyone says, but by joining a club sport and committees I have met some of my closest friends. It really expands your social and academic circles.
Shay from West Rutland, VT
Definitely take a hold of the scholarships and financial aid that Catholic University generously offers. Applying for the scholarships and financial aid are quick and easy!
Maggie
Check out the program you want to be involved in and make sure to ask about it if you visit campus. Also, visit campus!
Margaret from River Ridge, LA
if you are not catholic--don't worry! the catholicness is not forced upon anyone. if you are catholic, campus ministry does a wonderful job helping you to grow in your faith.
CUA Rocks!
You might hear things because it is 'strict' or it is 'Catholic'. I encourage you to keep an open mind. They do have a moral and ethical code and you are expected to behave as moral people. However, no one forces any religion down your throat. The students are so happy here. If you follow simple guidlines, you will enjoy a happy and vibrant campus life.
William from East Windsor, NJ
If you are looking for a strongly orthodox Roman Catholic school, this is the one. Just be sure before you apply that they offer the field of study you are interested in. As the student population is relatively small, so is the diversity of their academic offerings.
Cathryn from Washington, DC

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